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Maryam Nawaz to visit flood affected areas

Needless to say, Twitteratis criticized the PML-N leader in the comments section since she is notorious for living a lavish lifestyle.

Currently, Pakistan is witnessing one of its worst monsoon seasons with many areas being flooded. PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz announced that she will personally visit the flood-affected areas.

In a Twitter message, the PML-N leader shared pictures of Rajanpur in Southern Punjab and expressed her sadness at the devastation and the plight of the people. She said she will visit Rajanpur herself. Maryam Nawaz also urged government authorities and philanthropists to do their part for those suffering.

“My heart ached to see these photos of Rajanpur. I am going to them myself. All governments and philanthropists are requested to take care of the creatures of Allah. Thanks,” Maryam Nawaz tweeted.

Needless to say, Twitteratis criticized the PML-N leader in the comments section since she is notorious for living a lavish lifestyle. To clarify, Maryam Nawaz has often garnered negative media attention for her expensive items of clothing. As a result, Twitteratis did not appreciate her expressing upset at the devastation the recent floods have caused.

Read more: Maryam Nawaz spotted wearing expensive red shoes in Kashmir rally

Flood wreaks havoc in Rajanpur

Owing to the incessant rains, an emergency was declared. The flooding of the Indus River, particularly in the districts of Rajanpur, DG Khan, and the Koh-e-Suleman Mountains, affected a large number of people and completely devastated agricultural land and drowned livestock.

The floodwater has also destroyed human settlements and infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and electricity poles besides standing crops spread over thousands of acres. A similar crisis persists in Sindh and Balochistan.

Commissioner DG Khan division Muhammad Usman Anwar urged the people of Rajanpur and DG Khan districts to avoid entering floodwaters and shift to higher and safer places.

Moreover, relief operations are currently underway. The government has provided helicopters which have started reaching out to the flood-hit people.

Read more: Karachi rains: Family goes missing as flood sweeps away car

The relief and rescue operation by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) are also in full swing in flood-affected areas of Balochistan, Sindh, and South Punjab.

On Monday, the PAF rescue teams distributed 1,000 cooked food packets, 25 tents, and 2,090 pounds of rations to the local populace in areas that have been badly hit by torrential rains spell and flash floods.